Work for us

Working for the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment where employees are able to work to the best their abilities. We value professional development and care about health and wellbeing of our staff with many initiatives in place to make us an employer of choice and an organisation that employees are proud to be part of.

Disability Confident Employer

We are proud to be a certified disability confident employer.

Official badge given to employers who are certified as "disability confident"

  • Standard working week of 37.5 hours
  • Holiday entitlement of 27 days per year, plus public holidays rising to 29 days after 5 years, then 33 days after 10 years’ NHS service
  • Automatic membership of the NHS Pension Scheme unless you opt out. The NHS Pension scheme is one of the most generous schemes in the UK.
  • An annual personal development review to support your career aspirations
  • Generous support provided when you are unwell and cannot attend work
  • Occupational Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Pay.
  • Occupational health and counselling provision, which includes a 24-hour counselling support line for staff and access to a wide range of advice about a range of issues including finance and debt, consumer rights, housing, welfare and family rights and domestic violence
  • Employee Assistance Programme provided for our staff
  • Health and wellbeing Ambassadors and Mental Health First Aiders to provide support for our staff
  • Freedom to Speak up Guardians
  • Annual NHS staff survey
  • Quarterly Staff Pulse Survey
  • Health and wellbeing information shared through our regular communication platform
  • Equality and diversity sub-groups where staff can raise issues relating to equality at work
  • Flexible working options available
  • Agenda for Change (AfC) Terms & Conditions
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Investors in People
  • Trade Union Partnership
  • Regular Training and Development opportunities
  • Access to PS Cashback Black Card
  • Access to Blue Light Card
  • Apprenticeships

Job share

All posts, wherever possible and subject to management approval, may be worked on a job share basis thereby providing an opening for job opportunities for people with other responsibilities or interests.

Learning, education and development

The ICB is committed to ensuring that staff have the right skills at the right time both to deliver services today, and to develop skills for the future. The organisation offers a range of both internal and external funded courses to ensure professional development. Local learning arrangements such as job shadowing, acting up, secondments and project work are also available.

Roles within the health and care system in Suffolk and north east Essex

The ICB is just one of many organisations that work together to provide health and care services in Suffolk and north east Essex. Use this page to learn more about working for the NHS, including primary care roles and the allied health professions, and get links for more information about working in social care and the voluntary sector.

Jobs in primary care

From GPs and Allied Health Professionals to Business Managers. There are a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles available in primary care. Visit the Primary Care Careers website to search for vacancies in the East of England.

Work for the NHS

Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is a career for you in the NHS and there’s never been a better time to join us.

We are the NHS

We are the NHS

Transcript of We are the NHS video

I have lived a thousand lives. I am every one of them and they are me. I have been the future she fought for and the future they dreamed about. I have restarted hearts and resuscitated hope. I have been new-found strength. I have been John’s second first-step and I have been the present in someone’s past. I am midnight and the morning light. I have moulded amputees into athletes. I am the pupil, the teacher, the leader. Don’t just live your life. Live a thousand lives. We are the NHS. We are recruiting now. Search NHS careers.

Allied Health Professional roles in Suffolk and North East Essex

There are over 2,500 allied health professionals practicing in Suffolk and north east Essex. Think you could be part of the team? There are now 15 allied health professions to choose from. Find your place in Suffolk and north east Essex.

Allied Health Professionals in Suffolk and North East Essex

Allied Health Professionals in Suffolk and North East Essex

Transcript of Allied Health Professionals in Suffolk and North East Essex video

Who do you think of, when you think about our NHS? Our doctors, and nurses? How about our paramedics? Osteopaths? Operating department practitioners? From Bury St Edmunds to Clacton-on-Sea, there are over 2,500 allied health professionals practicing in Suffolk and north east Essex. Working together to keep us safe and well, through all of life’s twists and turns. Celebrating successes and taking on the toughest of challenges. They’re here for us no matter what. In our hospitals, sure. But also in our homes, our schools, our community groups – wherever we need them to be. Keeping an eye on our physical and mental health. Offering a listening ear. Making sure we have a voice. Helping us to help ourselves, but always being there if we fall. Lifting us up, getting us back on our feet.

And although some have a specific focus. Together, they see the full picture. Looking after us for who we are – people. More than a million of us with different goals, different worries, moving at our own pace. Helping us get the most from life by enjoying the things that are important to us. From learning to say hello, to when it’s time to say goodbye. Think you could be part of the team? With 14 allied health professions to choose from, you could find your place in Suffolk and north east Essex.

Working for social care

Could you support people to lead more independent and fulfilling lives? If you have the right personal qualities, you could lead a hugely rewarding career in social care.

Vacancies in the voluntary sector

We regularly share job updates for paid and voluntary roles on behalf of our partner organisations. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to watch out for the latest vacancies.


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Ipswich and east Suffolk: @SNEEICB_IES
North east Essex: @SNEEICB_NEE
West Suffolk: @SNEEICB_WS

Menopause Friendly Employer

The below certificate shows that the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS has been awarded Menopause Friendly accreditation.

Page last modified: 17 April 2023
Next review due: 17 October 2023